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kex


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kex  \Kex\,  n.  [W.  cecys  pl.,  hollow  stalks.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  weed;  a  kecksy.  --Bp.  Gauden. 
 
  Though  the  rough  kex  break  The  starred  mosaic. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  A  dry  husk  or  covering. 
 
  When  the  kex,  or  husk,  is  broken,  he  proveth  a  fair 
  flying  butterfly.  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kecksy  \Keck"sy\,  n.;  pl  {Kecksies}  (-s[i^]z).  [Properly  pl  of 
  kex.  See  {Kex}.]  (Bot.) 
  The  hollow  stalk  of  an  umbelliferous  plant,  such  as  the  cow 
  parsnip  or  the  hemlock.  [Written  also  {kex},  and  in  {pl}., 
  {kecks},  {kaxes}.] 
 
  Nothing  teems  But  hateful  docks,  rough  thistles, 
  kecksies,  burs.  --Shak.